Recently i’m working on new tracks and some songs to be released soon. This year, and in the beginning of 2014.
I already remastered a track written by my colleague Peter Every from Coventry, where i added guitar-atmospherics on his wonderful track: ‘A Name That Seemed Exotic’
But it’s still under construction in consultation with Peter.
I also could not resist the temptation to cover ‘Playground Martyrs’ by Steve Jansen, after a well-received free version I did of
‘Every Colour You Are’ by Rain Tree Crow, in 2012. I will take from you all, if I did a great job or not.
Recently I read in several articles, that music-albums in general are not to be sold like they used to be in the past.
People want to download (by) songs or tracks, not a whole album. Even A-list artists won’t sell like they used to.
So I also wonder if releasing a new album is still an issue for me. Maybe not.
I could release songs or tracks one after the other, that gives me also more time and less pressure.
I also experienced that people are not as willing to pay for music anymore. I offer my music usually for free , but also with the ability to pay what you want.
Since music is not my main job , some support would be welcome . After all, you decide whether you delivered a contribution or not.
I know that even more famous artists than I, have the same problem.
Via Bandcamp you are completely free , whether you paid for my music , or not.
Many independent artists have made it very difficult to get around these days.
The fact downloads are not really to be done anymore. Since the trend has become streaming. I do not blame people.
Spotify , Deezer , YouTube and many other digital channels have made this possible and is very accessible.
Who needs to download , if you are able to listen to music for free. Paying for the music you love to hear, is a boost for artists.